Tanzanian authorities have barred Kenya Airways from operating 19 scheduled weekly flights to that country citing Kenya’s decision to deny Tanzanian nationals from traveling to Kenya.

Flights from 18 countries have been allowed to land to Kenya but it was never explained why Kenyan authorities why Tanzania was excluded.

Kenya Airways plane

In a letter through Director General Johari it was informed that,

“The authority regrets to inform you that, on reciprocal basis, the Tanzania government has decided to nullify its approval for Kenya Airways (KQ) flights between Nairobi and Dar/Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar effective 1 August 2020 until further notice” said TCAA Director General Hamza Johari, adding that the approval was granted to KQ vide our letter with Ref. No. TCAA/BA/.21/68/112/102 of 30 July 2020.This letter also rescinds all previous arrangements that permit KQ flights into the United Republic of Tanzanian,”

The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority had granted KQ permission to operate the route on July 30, 2020, with KQ scheduling to begin flights to the Julius Nyerere International Airport on Friday.It had to change its decision of allowing KQ since the exclusion of its citizens by Kenyan authorities.

KQ, was to operate 14 weekly flights to Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport, two to Kilimanjaro Airport and three times to Zanzibar.All the flights have been cancelled.

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